Private Equity/Venture Capital
Entrepreneurship is in many ways the cornerstone of the nation’s economy. The private equity market has continued to grow as a means of financing, and making real, the dreams of these creative spirits. The challenges of the last few years have demonstrated that imagination must be coupled with a solid understanding of economic realities. Investors continue to seek innovative, promising business ideas; inventors, institutions and universities continue to seek the financing necessary to commercialize discoveries that will enhance our quality of life. The lessons of the dot.com boom and bust have served to reinforce the importance of solid business fundamentals.
The Private Equity/Venture Capital team of the Corporate Services Group works with clients at every phase of the investment cycle, from acquiring or providing early “seed” or “angel” level capital to investments in established businesses and industries. Our services include:
- Private investments.
- Leveraged and management buyouts.
- Subordinated debt/mezzanine financing.
- Business formation and tax-effective investment structures.
- Formation of investment funds.
- Exit strategies.
- Equity rights and transfer restrictions.
- Follow-on investments.
We tailor our services to the needs of our clients, both in how we help structure the potential investment itself and the manner in which we provide counsel, recognizing that business resources and requirements vary as an enterprise matures. Our team’s lawyers also work side-by-side with more than 400 Quarles & Brady LLP attorneys specializing in a variety of business law practices, any number of which may be relevant to a proposed investment.
Our Private Equity/Venture Capital team has represented clients as diverse as investment funds, universities, foundations, individual investors, management, venture capitalists, and angel investors, and in industries ranging from biotechnology to packaging materials. We have the experience and commitment necessary to help turn entrepreneurial dreams into reality.
For more information on how our Private Equity/Venture Capital Team can work with you to identify and execute your investment and growth strategies, please contact Mark T. Ehrmann at (608) 283-2479 /
or your local Quarles & Brady attorney.